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Offline chameleon

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« on: October 17, 2004, 01:48:35 PM »
My friend recently changed over to avast! and I am posting this question for him.

Is there a way to configure avast! so that it does not pause when it finds a virus,during a scan, but rather allows you to deal with the viruses at the cease of scanning?

I personally prefer the immediate method.

Cheers!

chameleon.  :)

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Re:scanning
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 02:44:04 PM »
Set Avast to run in silent mode. Do a little search on this board and you will find many threads explaining it.

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Re:scanning
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004, 03:03:40 PM »
okay. got it.   so, silent mode with set to "no" sends the item to the chest.

and "yes" deletes it. That is what I have gathered.

Thank you.  :)

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Re:scanning
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2004, 04:54:02 PM »
Cham,

Avast Quote:  

Silent Mode is mainly for server operating systems. This option ensures that the resident protection will not require any user interaction and will not display any windows.

For this reason, it is not recommended to set "choose action" on the Virus page in silent mode, because the interactive action choice requires user interaction of course. It is better to preset some particular action, such as deleting the file or moving it to Chest.

It is better in my opinion to have the system stop at a potentially dangerous file so you can deal with it, then let it remain active on the system "free and clear" to continue its' destructive habit until you "deal" with it at the end of the scan.

Good luck.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2004, 04:55:31 PM by Techie101 »

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Re:scanning
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004, 04:56:52 PM »
and "yes" deletes it.

Chameleon, take care, you won't be able to recover the deleted file or mail...  ;)
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Re:scanning
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2004, 05:01:55 PM »
I totally agree with both of you, and that is my preference..

 My friend is just not accustomed to the amount of the control that avast! allows in comparison to other AV's. And he has been finding heaps  :o of virii since changing to avast!

I will advise him to  continue with interactive mode until he is more experienced.


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Re:scanning
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2004, 05:13:22 PM »
My friend is just not accustomed to the amount of the control that avast! allows in comparison to other AV's.

We have a fully customized antivirus here... It's not a joke like some others...  ;D
Right now, I'm working on almost 100 tweaks of avast4.ini file, new ones, not posted yet. They will work only in the 4.5 version  8)
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Re:scanning
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2004, 05:17:56 PM »
 :o  :o  :o

I like sticking close to default options.

Tweaking makes me nervous.  :-[

hee hee, you look very proud!  :D

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Re:scanning
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2004, 05:19:30 PM »
Tweaking makes me nervous.  :-[
hee hee, you look very proud!  :D

Yes, I'm proud...  8) Why do you need to be nervous?
Tweaking = learning  ;)
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